[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL
elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Fri Sep 29 14:49:55 PDT 2006
Jason Hunter wrote:
> Thanks for the link. In *my* opinion, his opinion isn't in any fashion
> authoritative on the question. In fact, because he's a lawyer for the
> FSF he has more bias on the issue than I'd myself want if I was looking
> for legal advice on the topic.
Read it again. The *only* reason anyone ever thought there was a problem
is because they misinterpreted something he said in the first place.
> Java's import functionality? OK, so what if I don't do any imports and
> use fully qualified class names everywhere? Or what if I use reflection
> using Class.forName() to pull in classes and avoid any compile-time
> checking but still manage to make the calls?
Irrelevant. It's the same story.
> Fact is the LGPL was written with C in mind, and because of that fact
> it's "squishy" when it comes to Java or any language that does runtime
It's not in the least bit squishy. There's no problem here. There never
was. Please stop spreading FUD about this.
Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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